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James Carlson

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[July 03, 2008]  James Robert Carlson, 73, of Normal, formerly of Lincoln, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 1:45 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Dustin Fulton officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Carlson retired in 1988 from General Telephone Co., where he worked as a supervisor.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Pontiac to John T. and Lois Wilson Carlson. He married Maxine May on Oct. 6, 1960, in Fort Madison, Iowa. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1984.

He is survived by one son, Jay Carlson of Lincoln; two daughters, Tammy (and Rodney) Matson of Lincoln and Tina O’Hara of Lincoln; one sister, Lynne Carlson of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Aaron Matson of Lincoln, Chris Matson of East Peoria, Lauren Matson of Lincoln and Jason Carlson of Lincoln.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack Carlson; and two grandsons.

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He was a member of Eastside Christian Church in Bloomington, Moose Lodge of Bloomington and Eagles Lodge of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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